Baehr, Carl Bayard |

Baehr, Carl Bayard

Carl Bayard Baehr was born February 7, 1971. At age 36, he died at noon on June 4, 2007. His courageous 10-year battle against cancer began at age 26; he took the high road every day as he fought the good fight. He was a wonderful man who smiled, joked, and was always willing to give a helping hand. His family and friends meant everything to him.

Carl graduated from Bowman Elementary and was a Placer High School graduate, class of 1990. He loved Auburn and his job at Gold Rush Chevrolet-Subaru. He had many good friends in the Auburn community and elsewhere. Carl learned to swim at six months, began snow skiing at age 2, and all his life enjoyed those two sports in which he excelled. His favorite weekly event was having breakfast Wednesdays with his mom, Violet, and dad, Donald, at the Wings restaurant at the Auburn airport.

He enjoyed sailing, golf, and as of late motorcycling. He loved his Harley. He was also a home loving man, enjoying computer gaming, movies, reading, barbecuing and gardening. Carl was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Auburn and the Masons Eureka Lodge No 16.

He is survived by: his mother, Violet Ray (Nelson) Lacson; and stepfather, Donald R. Lacson, both of Auburn; his aunts, Joan M. Nelson, of Nevada City; and Molly Rapp, of Mahwah, N.J.; his uncles, Michael J Nelson, of Benicia, Calif.; Walter B. Baehr, of Pioneer, Calif., Edward A. Rapp, of Mahwah, N.J.; his grandparents Edward and Ann Baehr of Meeks Bay at Lake Tahoe; his father, Carl E. Baehr; his cousins, Charlse Rapp, Dan Rapp, Jim Rapp, all of Mahwah, N.J.; Jenni Toedtemeier, of Grass Valley; Debby Engusen of Auburn; and Kimberly and Tracy Rapp.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Auburn, Calif., tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday June 16, 2007. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Carl’s name or to the American Cancer Society.

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